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Label Google Maps

Google maps has been around a few years now and has a nice set of hacks out there. My favorite involves hijacking the title of the pushpin marker balloon as shown in the photo below. This is a pretty easy hack, to be honest:

  • Zoom-in to the target location on the map (pick any view)
  • Right click on “Link to this page” and (left) select “Copy Shortcut or “Copy Link Location”
  • Paste the link into the Address Bar (Firefox users click Ctrl-lv) and do not click “Enter”
  • Find the coordinates in the long text pasted into the Address Bar (some string like 35.782171,-78.638763)
  • Drag-select both coordinates and Copy them.
  • Paste the coordinates into the Google Maps Search Bar
  • After the string, hit the spacebar, then “(“. Type the title of your balloon, then “)” and click “Search Maps”
  • To copy this map as it is, copy the new URL from “Link To This Page” (as in Step 2) and paste it into any application.
  • Better yet, paste the URL into tinyurl.com and use the URL they give you!

Pretty easy, huh? You’ll find this as a great way of labeling an exact location for someone.

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Lost in Translation

asian_bath_sign.jpgTy Dembicks got a photo of this sign posted in a hotel bathroom.

UNC Hoops Schedule for Outlook and Portables

ram_tarheels.gifTar Heel fans who like electronic calendars rejoice! I’ve uploaded the 2007-2008 UNC basketball schedule in the .CSV format.

Outlook/Palm Users:

  • Create a new folder in your in Outlook calendar (Heels08, for example). Use the File | Import and Export… to import from “another program or file”, then “Comma Separated File (Windows)”. This will set up the Heels’ schedule in your new sub-calendar where you can make whatever changes you want.
  • When you are happy with the way the subcalendar looks, change the calendar view to “Events” (instead of 7-day or 31-Day or whatever view you’re using). “Select All” from the list, and drag them over to your main “Calendar” (The Treo and other Palm Handhelds only sync to the main calendar – time for Palm to get with the program on that one!). If you want to keep your sub calendar intact, use Ctrl-drag instead of plain drag. That will create a copy of each event to the main Calendar and keep the Heels08 calendar in place. Sync your handheld to copy the events to the handheld.

iCal Users:

Download uncbball08.csv
(right click on the link above and “Save As…”)

Note: Use at your own risk. I do not accept responsibility for any consequences resulting from errors in the schedule.

NCSU Hoops Schedule for Outlook and Portables

strutwolf.gifWolfpack fans who like electronic calendars rejoice! I’ve uploaded the 2007-2008 NCSU basketball schedule in the .CSV format.

Outlook/Palm Users:

  • Create a new folder in your in Outlook calendar (Pack08, for example). Use the
    File | Import and Export… to import from “another program or file”, then “Comma Separated File (Windows)”. This will set up the Pack’s schedule in your new sub-calendar where you can
    make whatever changes you want.
  • When you are happy with the way the subcalendar looks, change the calendar view to “Events” (instead of 7-day or 31-Day or whatever view your using). “Select All” from the list, and drag them over to your main “Calendar” (The Treo and other Palm Handhelds only syncsto the main calendar – time for Palm to get with the program on that one). If you want to keep your sub calendar intact, use Ctrl-drag instead of plain drag. That will create a copy of each event to the main Calendar and keep the Pack08 calendar in place. Sync your handheld to copy the events to the
    handheld.

iCal Users:

Download ncsubball08.csv

(right click on the link above and “Save As…”)

Note: Use at your own risk. I do not accept responsibility for any consequences resulting from errors in the schedule.

’08 Canes Schedule Download

Canes fans who like electronic calendars rejoice! I’ve uploaded the 2007-2008 Carolina Hurricanes schedule in both tab-delimited and .CSV formats.

Outlook/Palm Users:

  • Create a new sub-calendar in Outlook (Canes08, for example). Use the
    File | Import and Export… to import a “tab-delimited file”. This
    will set up the Canes schedule in your new sub-calendar where you can
    make whatever changes you want.
  • When you are happy with the way the subcalendar looks, change the
    calendar view to “Events” (instead of 7-day or 31-Day or whatever view
    your using). “Select All” from the list, and drag them over to your
    main “Calendar” (The Treo only syncs to the main calendar – time for
    Palm to get with the program on that one). If you want to keep your
    sub calendar intact, use Ctrl-drag instead of plain drag. That will
    create a copy of each event to the main Calendar and keep the Canes08
    calendar in place. Sync your handheld to copy the events to the
    handheld.

iCal Users:

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